National Zoological Park Subject Guide

Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park subject guide!  These resources have been selected to provide students, casual researchers, and educators with the tools to help them better understand how our veterinarians, curators, keepers, and technicians fulfill their important roles.  Please feel free to contact nzplibrary@si.edu with your questions or suggestions for additional resources.

Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park & Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian Institution Resources

  • Databases for Science Research: List of science research databases from the Smithsonian Libraries. Many offer free access, while others require users to be onsite at a Smithsonian branch library or have Smithsonian network access.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library: Online library featuring open access legacy literature from the Smithsonian Libraries and a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries.
  • Encyclopedia of Life: Based on the idea of a "webpage for every species", this multilingual resource provides multimedia information about a large subsection of life on Earth.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System: Taxonomic database searchable by scientific and common names. Maintained through a partnership of Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. federal agencies, including the Smithsonian.

Animal Care

Conservation Biology

Organizations & Associations

Animal Care, Health, and Welfare

General
Veterinary
Veterinary (Specialty)
Veterinary (International)

Conservation Biology

Domestic
International
Animal Specific
Amphibians & Reptiles
Birds
  • Birds Library resources – collection of links from the Vertebrate Zoology section of the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural & Physical Sciences Library.
Fishes
  • Fish Library resources - collection of links from the Vertebrate Zoology section of the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural & Physical Sciences Library.
Mammals

Zoo Associations & Consortia

Advocacy groups